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Stories about "counterfeit currency":

Counterfeit notes in Mullumbimby and Coraki

A counterfeit $50 note was identified in Mullumbimby and a $100 note in Coraki this week leaving the shop owners down on takings.

Counterfeit $100 note spotted in Tweed

On Friday Tweed Heads police a received a report that a counterfeit $100 had been used to purchase items from a store in Tweed Heads South earlier in the week.

Counterfeit note spotted at Tweed Heads takeaway

Police are advising people to be on the lookout for counterfeit currency after a quick thinking teller at a Tweed Heads drive-through takeaway rejected a fake note on Tuesday (May 17).

Man charged over fake banknotes at Evans Head

A 72-year-old man will face court next month after he was allegedly found in possession of counterfeit currency at Evans Head.

Two WRHS rescue flights from Tabulam in one day

The Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service (WRHS) say they travelled to Tabulam twice yesterday in separate incidents in the town.

Drug and firearm offences – Tweed Heads

Police say a man has appeared in court after allegedly being found in possession of firearms, drugs and nearly $10,000 cash in Tweed Heads.

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Kate Coxall, BSC Green candidate, Wilsons Creek In response to the silencing tactics of unaware and privileged men in last week’s Echo, I say ‘No’. We, as women,...

Big donation and new poetry competition for BRFR

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